Laura Meyers Nature Photography

Brewer’s Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow on a log
Brewer’s Sparrow
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The picture of this Brewer’s Sparrow on a log was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Brewer’s Sparrows are the most abundant bird across the vast sagebrush steppe, and their long, trilling songs are a signature sound of the landscape.

Click on the arrow above to hear the lovely Song of the Brewer’s Sparrow

Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight

Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight
Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight
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The picture of this Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight was taken at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico.

Click on the above arrow hear the sounds of the Black-crowned Night-heron

Pine Siskin Foraging

Pine Siskin Foraging
Pine Siskin Foraging
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The picture of the Pine Siskin Foraging was photographed in Laramie Wyoming. Pine Siskins can temporarily store seeds totaling as much as 10% of their body mass in a part of their esophagus called the crop.

To hear the song of the Pine Siskin, click on the arrow above.

Swainson’s Hawk

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
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The picture of this Swainson’s Hawk was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie Wyoming. A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and the West, Swainson’s Hawks soar on narrow wings or perch on fence posts and irrigation spouts.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Swainson’s Hawk.

Purple Martin Male Adult

Purple Martin perched
Purple Martin
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Purple Martin is a swallow that feeds in midair, catching large, aerial insects such as dragonflies. The picture of this Purple Martin male adult was photographed at the Fosythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.